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Arua Hill aim to halt four match drawing streak as Busoga United visit

Arua Hill players celebrate

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Arua Hill welcome relegation strugglers Busoga United at Barifa in one of the three games scheduled for Tuesday.

Arua Hill are currently 6th on the table having garnered 40 points from the 25 games played so far.

The visiting side Busoga United are 11th with 26 points, two above the relegation zone and will be aiming to stretch their proximity from the drop.

Arua Hill come in the encounter having secured four draws in their last four games with their latest being a barren stalemate against KCCA at Lugogo.

They have drawn against Gadaffi (1-1) and goalless against URA at Ndejje and Tooro United at Buhinga.

Livingstone Mbabazi’s immediate assistant, Ahmed Borini has vowed to end the drawing streak with victory today.

Borini said Arua Hill have been playing well but didn’t have luck to turn draws into victories.

” We have gone four games without a win, it’s not our plan. It’s what the game determined. The boys have been working very hard and I think what is affecting us is luck. Sometimes we play very well but if the luck is not on our side, we can’t get the win.”

Borini said in the pre match interview.

Busoga lost their previous game 2-0 to UPDF courtesy of goals from Rogers Adriko and Ibrahim Wammanah.

Team News

Arua Hill will be boosted by the return of striker Robert Eseru who has been nursing injury in the previous games.

Midfielder Ibrahim Faizul Anini remains sidelined by injury till the end of the season.

Left back Richard Matovu is also sidelined for six weeks.

Busoga United have no registered injury concerns but will miss youngster Elvis Ngonde due to school engagements.

Abbey Bogere Kikomeko will be relying on striker Anwar Ntege Mustafa who is a goal away from hitting double figures.

Arua Hill will be expected to rely on Alfred Leku, Rashid Kawawa, Innocent Media and Gaddafi Wahab who have been occupying the club’s offensive positions in the previous games.

Arua Hill will be targeting a double over Busoga United having won the first leg 1-0 courtesy of Leku’s second half goal.

Tuesday 19th April Fixtures
• UPDF FC vs Tooro United – Bombo
• SC Villa vs Mbarara City – Njeru
• Arua Hill vs Busoga United – Barifa, Arua.

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